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Eilis Boyle’s Cashmere Scarves

scarves at Bow

Last Sunday I ventured into the centre of Dublin, filled with a certain amount of trepidation, because that winter festival is approaching faster than a runaway train, and I was afeared I would meet a total cacophonous crush. But thankfully no: the city was gently awash with people, traffic whistled by, and Christmas lights twinkled but all in a pleasantly busy and festive-y way.

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Vintage Shopping Tips



I asked vintage expert Wendy Crawford, one of the talented trio who co-owns Bow a wonderful independent shop located in the Georgian Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin, what her top five tips are for vintage-clothes shopping. Bow, incidentally, is one of my favourite shops I have written about it here. Bow stocks: clothes by gifted Irish designers such as Eilis Boyle (the second co-owner of Bow) Tim Ryan and Emma Manley; vintage gems sourced by Wendy; and a treasure trove of jewellery made or sourced by Margaret O’Rourke (the third co-owner of Bow).

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♥ Christmas at Bow

Bow Powerscourt

This is the second in a series of posts showcasing items that I think would make very acceptable Christmas gifts.  The emphasis in the series is on: craft, homemade/handmade items, and independent shops.  My hope is that wherever you live in the world that the images might inspire you (if you donโ€™t do so already) to check out locally made beautiful items that are far removed from the madding mass-produced crowd and independent shops that are a world away from the homogenous high street.

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♥ Favourite Shops//Bow



If I were a tourist in a foreign city Bow is exactly the sort of shop I would like to stumble upon; Dublin is fortunate to have this unique addition to the city’s retail landscape.  Bow is co-owned by three talented people, Ellis Boyle (creator of ethereally pretty clothes), Margaret Oโ€™Rourke (jewellery designer and founder of her own label MoMuse) and Wendy Crawford (finder of vintage treasures).  The mix in the shop is thus clothes, jewellery and vintage items.

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